rsshardware IDC RSS alerts IDC Spending Guide Forecasts Worldwide Spending on Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Systems to Reach $57.6 Billion in 2021 Worldwide spending on cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems is forecast to reach $57.6 billion in 2021, according to a recent update of the Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from IDC. Research Press Release Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT IDC: ICT Vendors to Embrace Unlimited Business Opportunities As China’s Development Zones Embark on Transformation Beijing, September 25th, 2017 ---- China’s development zones are likely to present billions of dollars in business opportunities for ICT vendors as their digital transformation boosts IT spending, according to a new report by IDC. Research Press Release Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT 2017年 国内ストレージチャネル調査 <P>本調査レポートでは、国内外付型エンタープライズストレージシステム市場のチャネル分析を行っている。チャネルは、ベンダー直販、ベンダー系列チャネル、オープンチャネルに分類して、2014年~2016年のベンダー別/チャネル別の売上額を算出している。また、外付型エンタープライズストレージシステムをハイエンド(システム価格:3,000万円以上)、ミッドレンジ(同500万円~3,000万円未満)、ローエンド(同500万円未満)、エントリー(同250万円未満、ローエンドの内数)に分類し、それぞれのベンダー別/チャネル別売上額を算出している。また、ベンダー調査に基づく、ベンダーのチャネル戦略の分析を行うと共に、チャネルパートナー調査に基づく、チャネルパートナーのストレージビジネスに対する戦略や課題を多角的に分析している。チャネルパートナーに対するアナリストの直接インタビューに基づいたエンタープライズストレージシステムベンダーに関する評価は、「製品/ソリューション競争力」「パートナー契約/パートナープログラム」「販売/顧客開拓サポート」「情報提供/教育」「保守(エスカレーション)サポート」「総合満足度」の観点から分析している</P><P>IDC Japanのグループディレクターである森山 正秋は、「今回のストレージチャネル調査ではオールフラッシュアレイなどの新しい商材の本格的な立ち上がりや、ユーザーのクラウドシフト、ストレージベンダーの統合などを背景として、チャネルパートナーのストレージベンダーに対する評価基準や期待値が変動し始めたことが分かった。ストレージベンダーがチャネルパートナービジネスの拡大を図っていくためには、チャネルパートナーのストレージビジネスの将来を見据えた支援を確立していくことが重要になってきている」と分析している。</P> Special Study Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Masaaki Moriyama, Yasusuke Suzuki, Shinya Kato 2Q17 Enterprise Storage Market Update <P>This IDC Presentation offers an overview of the enterprise storage systems and software market trends for the second calendar quarter of 2017.</P> Market Presentation Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Sanjay Medvitz, Liz Conner, David Laing, Eric Sheppard, Andrew Smith CenturyLink Launches Business Wi-Fi, Expanding and Strengthening Managed Services Portfolio for Small and Medium Businesses <P>CenturyLink has launched a managed WiFi service targeting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), enabling both public and private networks and supporting up to 250 employees. This is an extension of previously announced managed services, which also utilize the Cisco Meraki platform. </P> IDC Link Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell, Raymond Boggs Croatia Hardcopy Peripherals Market Analysis and Vendor Profiles, 2017 <P>This IDC Technology Segment study provides 2016 HCP market data in Croatia for volume (units), value ($M), and share (%). It presents profiles of the top-performing vendors, covering their local presence, 2016 revenue breakdowns by line of business, distribution channel structure, major contracts and projects, marketing campaigns and promotions, services and document solutions, and channel partner programs.</P> Technology Segment Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Karlo Pernek IDC's U.S. Enterprise Communications Survey, 2017: Carrier Ethernet Services <P>This IDC Survey analyzes the results from the Carrier Ethernet services section of IDC's <I>U.S. Enterprise Communications Survey</I><I>,</I><I> 2017</I><I>,</I> an online survey of United States–based businesses fielded in March 2017. This portion of the survey explores a range of Ethernet-related issues including companies' use of and migration to Carrier Ethernet services, service/configuration types, adoption drivers, use cases, feature implementation, and plans to implement Carrier Ethernet services in the next 12 months.</P><P>"As enterprises expand their use of Big Data and third-party cloud services, Ethernet solutions are now the undisputed choice for WAN connectivity by medium-sized and large enterprises across a range of industry verticals. Ethernet services are replacing private line services for WAN connectivity, particularly for high-bandwidth, high-availability VPN; storage networking; and datacenter interconnectivity applications," says Courtney Munroe, group VP, Enterprise Communications Services.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Amy Lind, Courtney Munroe Japan IT Security Products Market Shares, 2016: External Threat Measures and Internal Threat Measures Market <P>This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ41780817">JPJ41780817</A></B> that presents the Japan IT security products market vendor shares in 2016. The market is divided into external threat analysis and protection products market that includes endpoint security, messaging security, web security, and network security; and the internal threat analysis and protection products market that includes identity and access management, and security and vulnerability management. Security protection in user companies must be measures that comply with laws and industry regulations rather than just providing protection from cyberattacks. There are laws and regulations in Japan called Basic Cybersecurity Act, Amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act, and My Number Law that stems from My Number System. The Amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act was fully enforced on May 30, 2017. The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation that is scheduled to be enforced on May 25, 2018 will impose a large amount of penalty on companies depending on the handling of the EU resident data if it is regarded as a violation of laws and regulations even if the corporate activities took place outside of the EU. Accordingly, it is growing more difficult for the IT system department alone to determine whether security measures implemented in or planned for IT systems in a hybrid environment in which on-premise environment exists together with cloud environment comply with laws and industry regulations.</P><P>"Security vendors should strive to establish communications about security measures with user companies' legal department and external legal experts. This effort will increase user companies' confidence about security solutions, which will lead to implementation," said Tsuneo Tosaka, research manager, Software and Security, IDC Japan.</P> Market Share Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Tsuneo Tosaka Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Datacenter Networking, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) provides a view of the worldwide datacenter networking market. This MAP presentation is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's datacenter networking analysts on the key issues affecting the market. The MAP presentation includes a 2017 update on:</P><UL><LI>Industry and market overview</LI><LI>Competitive landscape</LI><LI>Buyer perspective</LI><LI>Future view of the market</LI><LI>Advice for the technology supplier</LI></UL> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Brad Casemore, Petr Jirovsky, Rohit Mehra Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Datacenter Trends and Strategies, 2018 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides insight into the worldwide datacenter market. It is intended to give clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's analysts on the key issues regarding datacenter decisions and future datacenter strategies.</P><P>"The datacenter market — for both enterprises and services providers — is rapidly evolving," said Kelly Quinn, research manager, Datacenter Trends and Strategies. "This IDC Market Analysis Perspective gives our clients useful information about the current state of the market and information about future directions."</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers, Jennifer Cooke, Kelly Quinn, Richard L. Villars